Philadelphia Bees: I need your help!

posted 3 years ago in Philadelphia
  • poll: Where in Philadelphia should we get married?
    Ceremony at Wedding Chapel, Dinner/Pictures on South Street : (0 votes)
    Ceremony at the Magic Gardens, Dinner/Pictures on South Street : (3 votes)
    50 %
    Ceremony, dinner and pictures somewhere in Manayunk : (0 votes)
    Ceremony, dinner and pictures somewhere near Fairmount Park : (3 votes)
    50 %
    Other Suggestion (please explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think South Street is maybe the WORST place to take pictures.  It’s dirty, ugly, and full of tourists/teenagers.  So I’d get out of there as fast as possible!  

    Philly is one of those block by block cities, though.  A few blocks north of South Street and you’re in a totally different neighborhood…same with a few blocks south of South.  

    Do you live in the city?

    Post # 5
    Member
    935 posts
    Busy bee

    South Street is more so a hangout for teens/college students etc… although it is a great location for culture in the background, it is polluted so keep that in mind… this is coming from a 20 year old college student currently living in North Philly, all my friends go there EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND.

    rittenhouse square is very popular for wedding photos as well as in Center City on Broad Street at the intersection w Chestnut with City Hall in the background. whenever I go on a Saturday morning, I always see a bride taking photos there. 

    As far as actual places to get married, Im not of big help sorry. A good amount of restaurants can accomodate that amount of people if you book ahead, so I would narrow down what you really want as far as aesthetics, style, food type etc. Have you considered getting married in an actual restaurant?

    And I agree with the PP about Philly ranging from block sets. 

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I know a girl who did her ceremony at Magic Gardens and a brunch at Supper. I don’t know the maximum Supper can accommodate, but I think it would be worth an inquiry. If you’re planning on coming to the city anyway, I’d recommend just getting married at Magic Gardens and having your reception nearby. If you’re looking for a beautiful photo spot not too far from Magic Gardens, I’d recommend Washington Square West. I agree that South Street itself isn’t a great place for photos, but there are plenty of places in the vicinity. I don’t think it’d be a good idea to have your ceremony at the chapel and then come into the city, but that’s just my opinion. If you’re planning on having your ceremony in the burbs and then coming into the city for dinner, you can choose from a wider variety of restaurants with private rooms (rather than limiting yourself to the Magic Gardens vicinity).

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @beetee123:  Have you checked out the Manayunk Brewery? I think that they could accomodate your party. The food is good, and the area is nice. I’d be going there myself but for the # of people I have, it’s a bit out of my range. 

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